Early Years Practitioners
Children and their families are likely to return or start your provision with mixed feelings about leaving their child with you. This session will help us think together about some of the complexities involved in the settling process and they type of emotionally connected adult- child interactions as well as systems that are most helpful. Providing an insight into some of the behaviours you might observe when children and families are struggling to feel settled, this session promotes trauma informed practice and draws on attachment theory.
The session will be structured around the following questions:
• What do we mean by emotionally connected interactions and why do they help us feel settled?
• Why can emotionally connected interactions feel difficult to put into practice?
• What interaction techniques and systems can we put in place to help us to be more consciously emotionally connected in our approach?